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مهرتي الصغيرة: الصداقة رائعة is the Arabic dub of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Originally produced by Neo Productions in Egypt, the dub first premiered on Cartoon Network Arabic on October 6, 2011[1]. Only one season aired on the channel, and the season finale never aired, instead being released digitally. The last aired episode, "Party of One", aired on April 2012, and the show was dropped from rotation in March 2014.

The dub would continue to air on Spacetoon in 2014. Many episodes would be heavily edited, or outright banned from airing. In season seven, production of the dub moved to Venus Centre in Syria, a company heavily associated with Spacetoon. As of October 2015, the dub also airs on e-Junior, with episode premieres alternating between that channel and Spacetoon. The dub completed its run in June 2020 on e-Junior, thus finishing the French dub as well, as the channel provides both English and French audio tracks.

This dub has aired on many channels since then, including OSN Kid Zone TV, Gulli Bil Arabi, and Majid Kids TV[2]. It is also available on the services Netflix, STARZ Play[3], and Spacetoon Go. Initially, due to Cartoon Network obtaining the rights to season one, no other channels (including Boomerang, which is also owned by Turner) were known to broadcast the first season, only airing from the second and beyond. However, both Gulli Bil Arabi and OSN Kid Zone TV have aired only season one episodes since they aired the show in 2017.

Arabic episodes have been included on various DVD releases by the British distributor, Clear Vision. On October 21, 2021, the official Arabic My Little Pony YouTube channel began uploading full episodes of the dub[4].

Cast

Seasons 1–6 Egypt

Character Actor
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توايلايت سباركل
Wallla' Asamah (speaking S1, singing At the Gala)
Rasha Hmady (speaking, S2 onward)
Amira Hany singing, S2–3)
Nancy Ajram (singing, S4)
Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
رينبو داش

Nariman Niyazi (speaking, singing S1-2 and Derby Racers)
Angy Al-Bistawi (singing, S3)
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, The Ballad of the Crystal Empire, Bats, We'll Make Our Mark (reprise) & Can I Do It On My Own)
Amira Amer (singing, S5)
Wissam Nady (singing, Hearth's Warming Eve Is Here Once Again)
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بينكي باي
Angy Al-Gitem (speaking, S1–5; singing, S1)
Hamsa Amam (speaking, S6)
Angy Al-Bistawi (singing, S2–3)
Nancy Ajram (singing, S4)
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, S5–6 and Piggy Dance)
Rarity (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
راريتي
Angy Gamal El-Deeb (seasons 1–2)
Jessie Adel (speaking, S3 onward; singing, It's Gonna Work & Derby Racers)
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, S3)
Nancy Ajram (singing, S4)
Amira Amer (singing, Make This Castle A Home)
Noha Qais (singing, Rules of Rarity & We'll Make Our Mark (reprise)
Wissam Nady (singing, Hearth's Warming Eve Is Here Once Again)
Applejack (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
أبلجاك
Wissam Nady (speaking, S1–6; singing, "Seeds of the Past")
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, S3 and 5, Hearth's Warming Eve Is Here Once Again, & Derby Racers)
Nancy Ajram (singing, S4)
Fluttershy (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
فلاترشاي
Amal Abdallah (speaking)
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, S3, 5, and Hearth's Warming Eve Is Here Once Again)
Nancy Ajram (singing, S4)
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سبايك
Hamdi Abas
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Jet Set

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Doctor Horse

Apple Bloom (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
آبل بلوم

Asma' Abdel-Hamid (speaking; singing seasons 1, 4-6 and Raise This Barn)
Angy Al-Bistawi (singing Babs Seed)
Scootaloo (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
سكوتالو

Asma' Abdel-Hamid
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Starlight Glimmer

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Sweetie Belle

Asma' Abdel-Hamid (season 2 onwards)
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سلستيا

Ayah Hamza
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, S3)
Nancy Ajram (singing, S4)
Princess Luna (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
الأميرة لونا

Ayah Hamza
Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, Luna's Future)
Princess Cadance (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
الأميرة مياموري كدنزة

Ayah Hamza
Amira Hany (singing, This Day Aria Part 1)
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Diamond Tiara

Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing, S4)
Noha Qais (singing, S5)
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Silver Spoon

Asma' Abdel-Hamid (singing)
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غراني سميث

Sohair Bedrawi
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Coloratura

Noha Qais

Seasons 7–9 Syria

Character Actor
Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
توايلايت سباركل

Rana Zarqa (speaking)
Rasha Rizq singing, S7–8)
Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
رينبو داش

Lama Hashim (speaking; singing, S8)
Rasha Rizq (singing, S7 and 9)
Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
بينكي باي

Rasha Bidis (speaking; singing, S8)
Rasha Rizq (singing, S7 and 9)
Rarity (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
راريتي

Christine Shahoud (speaking; singing, S8)
Rasha Rizq (singing, S7 and 9)
Applejack (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
أبلجاك

Mahjat Sheikh (speaking; singing, S8)
Rasha Rizq (singing, S7 and 9)
Fluttershy (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
فلاترشاي

Raghad Khatib (speaking; singing, S8)
Rasha Rizq (singing, S7 and 9)
Sweetie Belle (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
Sweetie Belle

Rasha Rizq (singing, S8-9)
Scootaloo (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
سكوتالو

Rasha Rizq (singing, S8-9)
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Silverstream

Rasha Rizq (singing)
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Pear Butter

Rasha Rizq (singing)
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Rumble

Rasha Rizq (singing)
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سلستيا

Nada Mahfoud
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Starlight Glimmer

Sabirin Warar
Ocellus (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
Ocellus

Sabirin Warar (speaking)
Rasha Rizq (singing)
Yona (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
Yona

Asima Yousef (speaking)
Rasha Rizq (singing)
Thorax (My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).png
Thorax

Samir Joundioun
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Sandbar

Tariq Maski
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Grampa Gruff

Adel Abu Hassoun

Censorship

Because of Islamic broadcast standards, many scenes in episodes were typically censored as they aired on Cartoon Network Arabic and Spacetoon, including those that feature romance. In the case of the latter, a few episodes deliberately did not air on the channel at all, including holiday episodes. The Christmas-themed special "Best Gift Ever", doubling as the show's 196th episode, was not dubbed due to this.

The following cuts refer to the aired Arabic-dubbed prints from Cartoon Network Arabic:

  • In The Show Stoppers, the scene of the piglet that licked Sweetie Belle's dirty back was removed.
  • In Green Isn't Your Color, the whole scene which begins with pincushioned Spike admiring Rarity through Twilight Sparkle warning Spike about his crush being revealed was removed. The aired scene looked like Spike was stating his lack of pain from the needles, and then cut to Photo Finish appearing at Rarity's door. Later in the episode, the whole scene from when Twilight Sparkle revealed Spike's feelings for Rarity through Pinkie Pie's disappointment with the reveal was removed. Despite the latter cut, the scene where Spike states his disappointment in Twilight Sparkle due to breaking her promise was kept, making the ending appear inconsistent with the rest of the episode.
  • In Party of One, the Spike and Rarity scene was removed. It was edited to look as if Pinkie Pie went from Applejack and cut to pop up beside Rarity just before inviting her to the after-party party.

Gallery

Notes

  • Prior to the release of the DVDs as published by Clear Vision, none of the episodes had any known official titles in the Arabic dub, and even the series' official title itself remained vague.
  • The credits of the show don't air on Spacetoon. Earlier broadcasts have a quick showing of the theme song again, this time instrumental, and later broadcasts have a quick segment where they say what the upcoming episode contains.
Translations
  • The term "magic" (سحر) is not explicitly used most of the time. The Arabic dub refers to magic mostly as قوة عجيبة ("Amazing power").
  • Winter Wrap Up is referred as إختام فصل الشتاء ("Closure of winter").
  • Cutie marks are referred to as علامات مُميزة ("Special marks").
  • The Cutie Mark Crusaders are referred to as either نادي العلامات المُميزة ("The special marks club") or كويتي مارك كلوب (transliteration of "cutie mark club").
  • Pegasus ponies are referred to as مهور مجنحة ("Winged ponies"), and Unicorn ponies are referred to as مهور وحيد القرن ("Single-horned ponies"), despite the latter having a more specific term in the Arabic language (حريش) that essentially means "unicorn".
  • The Grand Galloping Gala is referred to as مهرجان المملكة الكبير ("The kingdom's grand festival").
  • In some episodes, Diamond Tiara is referred to simply as تيارا ("Tiara").

References

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